Brewed by FEMSA - Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Monterrey/Veracruz-Llave, Mexico


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RATINGS: 1393   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08   EST. CALORIES: 134   ABV: 4.45%
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Dos Equis Special Lager is a refreshing, crisp, golden, lager style beer imported from Mexico. Made with roasted malts, choice hops, a unique strain of yeast and purified water, this distinctive brew is known simply as “Lager” in its homeland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Speedy_Charly (75) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Bouteille de 355ml au dépanneur Martin de Plaisance. Liquide d’un beau jaune doré, coiffé d’une mince mousse blanche malgré une effervescence prononcée. Odeur de malt, d’agrumes et de pain. Au goût c’est un peu décevant; c’est sucré, avec une très légère et très fugace amertume en note de fond. Une bière à consommer très froide par un chaud soir d’eté.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gerbeer (2005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with very light head. Aromas of perfume and grain and maybe a bit of lime ’cause it was stuffed in the bottle when served. Flavors of paper, corn and grain. I’ll say it’s better than Corona though; goes well with Habenaros, and served when really cold.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
High_in_NM (7) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
Light and unobjectionable. No discernable taste whatsoever at first blush. A little corn, a little sweet, not much else. Pale piss yellow with little or no head. OK brew for a hot climate

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Appearance: a clear yellow-golden color with a medium head. Aroma: smells like corn and grass. Tastes like rice, grass and some other grains. Watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hitit345 (22) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Lager. Sweet, metallic aroma. Light yellow. Crisp taste, really no distinctive flavor. Overall OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.39 Purchased: Oct. 22, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 22, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a golden, pale, clear color with a finger of head that dissipated pretty quickly. Lots of streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing on the sides of the glass. No retention on the top. (Sight - 2.50) Smelled honey, caramel, toffee and very light chocolate, a lot more maltier and better than I thought it would. Also grassy malts, light plum and skunky resin notes late. For the style, just a great smell. (Smell - 4.00) Tasted more like I was expecting, which was much worse than the smell. Hardly any flavor. Honey, grass, corn, light metallic, light caramel and watery cereal. (Taste - 2.25) Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish. (Feel - 2.25) I’ve had this many times, but never rated it. The smell was really good for an AAL, but then it all went to hell. I won’t have this again unless I have a gun to my head. Even then I’d have to think about it. (Overall - 2.25) 2.61 62 C-

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Commercial came on so had to rate this watery mexican coors...its a grainy Heiny without the skunk...oh may be a little skiun but nothing else. BLAH

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
not as good as the amber xx...bout halfway between that (2.4) and the average macro swill being passed off as beer. good for the $$? maybe, but why bother."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerbaaron (1355) - Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Some of these reviews are freakin awful hilarious! ! Clear pale fizzy yellow with minimal head. Watery. Corn. Grain. Its swill. Decent enough for when you don’t give a Damn.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrJekyllMrEric (18) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2014
One of my favorite mexican beers for the simple fact that the Green bottle helps prevent skunking. Light Crisp Taste, w/ twang salt & a lime tastes similar to 7up. Usually pack these for the beach. Can drink a 6 pack for breakfast easy and continue about my day no issues.

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